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Firefighters warn of unsafe cuts in Tyne and Wear

Firefighters expressed both shock and anger at the announcement from Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Authority (TWFRA) that due to government cuts to the tune of £3.6m they intend to make further cuts to an already dangerously depleted service. At a fire authority meeting this week they agreed to a...

Fire Brigades Union condemns attacks on firefighters

Today, as the Scottish Parliament debates attacks on emergency service workers and thanks them for all the work they do - the Fire Brigades Union condemns verbal and physical attacks on firefighters during one of the busiest periods of the year. This year, on bonfire night, Operational Fire...

Herts politicians consider plans to cut a further 50 firefighter jobs

Hertfordshire’s politicians have revealed that they plan to make a further round of cuts to the county’s fire and rescue service despite the government commitment to ‘end austerity’. The draft integrated risk management plan (IRMP) for the next five years sets out a raft of proposals that...

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